dots Softwarehttp://www.dots.de Digital printing new from dots software! en-GB dots Software Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:18:30 +0200 Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:18:30 +0200 from dots with help: TYPO3 EXT:news news-285 Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:15:00 +0100[Success Story] An insurance companies enhanced the flexibilty of its in-house print shophttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/success-story-an-insurance-companies-enhanced-the-flexibilty-of-its-in-house-print-shop/ From its internal printing facility, the Concordia Versicherungen in Hanover, Germany, supplies sales collateral printed in full colour to both its internal and external sales force all over Germany. Thanks to a highly individual concept devised by Konica Minolta, the in-house print room can now offer its print services more flexibly and pursue its plans to extend the portfolio in the future. From its internal printing facility, the Concordia Versicherungen in Hanover, Germany, supplies sales collateral printed in full colour to both its internal and external sales force all over Germany. Thanks to a highly individual concept devised by Konica Minolta, the in-house print room can now offer its print services more flexibly and pursue its plans to extend the portfolio in the future.

Concordia Versicherungen, with about 1,250 employees, ranks among the medium-sized insurers in the field of accident and indemnity insurance in Germany.

They operate their own in-house printing plant which produces flyers and brochures for their internal and external sales force all over Germany. For this type of sales material, quality is crucial, especially with regard to the colours, which must be in line with the CI.

The challenge

  • High print quality
  • More flexibility in print production

As the previous contract with another manufacturer expired, the customer was open to new concepts to streamline its workflow and produce more efficiently.

The solution

  • Combination of two AccurioPress C2070 plus one bizhub PRESS 1250eP with appropriate finishing
  • AccurioPro Flux Ultimate

Instead of just replacing the previous setup (a color system, a monochrome system), Konica Minolta offered a concept in which two color systems are combined as a tandem installation. One system is connected to a hot-melt glue binder and the other to a booklet maker. An additional monochrome system completed the setup. This setup makes production more flexible and efficient and and also more fail-safe.

AccurioPro Flux Ultimate was installed to centrally manage all incoming print jobs and to centrally control all three devices. Its printer cluster function was the key feature to operate the tandem color devices. With the help of AccurioPro Flux, a web shop will soon be implemented to enable insurance agencies to conveniently order advertising material online.

The benefits on customer side

  • Enhanced production speed
  • More finishing flexibility
  • Option to expand the services offered

The new setup enables convenient and automated production of brochures through the integrated finishing devices. The tandem installation of the two colour systems guarantees constant colour quality and ensures reliability.

AccurioPro Flux makes it possible to manage all print jobs centrally and conveniently. By offering a web shop for 24/7 online ordering to the agencies, the company intends to create additional added value in the future.

Read the entire Success Story (PDF).

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news-282 Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:40:00 +0100[Success Story] Two colleges in the Netherlands use AccurioPro Flux to modernize their in-house printing facilityhttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/success-story-two-colleges-in-the-netherlands-use-accuriopro-flux-to-modernize-their-in-house-printing-facility/ The SORG Foundation has modernized its print room with a sophisticated concept consisting of high-performance production printers, integrated finishing devices and the AccurioPro Flux software solution. Automated and time-saving processes require less manual intervention and eliminate the need to outsource jobs at peak times. The SORG Foundation has modernized its print room with a sophisticated concept consisting of high-performance production printers, integrated finishing devices and the AccurioPro Flux software solution. Automated and time-saving processes require less manual intervention and eliminate the need to outsource jobs at peak times.

The SORG Foundation operates two colleges in the Netherlands, Van Lodenstein College and Hoornbeeck College. The colleges are spread over 13 locations with over 1,000 employees.

The in-house printing plant prints the materials for all locations, mostly teaching materials in the form of brochures with various bindings.

The challenge

When the modernization of the in-house print shop was on the agenda within the scope of a tender, the following challenges had to be solved:

  • Increasing the overall efficiency of the central in-house print shop by streamlining its workflows
  • Creating an easy-to-understand online ordering process
  • Relieving the print operator from manual post-processing
  • Avoiding the outsourcing of print jobs at peak times

The solution

Konica Minolta won the tender for the modernization of the in-house print shop thanks to a suitable hardware configuration in conjunction with AccurioPro Flux.

The following factors were decisive:

  • The finishing options are directly integrated into the new, more powerful production printers. By using an integrated booklet making unit, brochures can be professionally folded and stapled without the need for manual intervention.
  • By using AccurioPro Flux in conjunction with the new machines, the work processes could be automated to a large extent, so that the print room can be operated by just one operator and jobs no longer have to be outsourced at peak times.
  • The new web shop, realized with AccurioPro Flux, offers an intuitive user interface. This allows the in-house print shop to receive orders 24/7 and it no longer has to deal with paper order forms.

Customer benefits

The in-house print shop can now offer its customers a convenient 24/7 ordering option. The orders arrive at the print shop in a structured manner and can be produced there efficiently. Thanks to the automation of many processes and the elimination of time-consuming manual work steps, orders are produced on schedule even at peak times and no longer have to be outsourced.

Read the entire Success Story (PDF).

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news-279 Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:15:00 +0100More standard user seats in AccurioPro Fluxhttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/more-standard-user-seats-in-accurioproflux/ With immediate effect, the number of print operators who can work simultaneously with AccurioPro Flux Premium or Flux Ultimate increases to three. This makes the solution even more attractive for small teams. With immediate effect, the number of print operators who can work simultaneously with AccurioPro Flux Premium or Flux Ultimate increases to three. This makes the solution even more attractive for small teams.

There is good news for customers who are using Flux Premium or Flux Ultimate or thinking about purchasing either product:

From now on, both products can be used by three operators at the same time as standard at no extra cost. Previously, additional Flux Multi Seat licenses had to be purchased for this purpose. This is now only necessary if the team consists of more than three people.

This change not only benefits new customers, but also all existing customers who are already using Flux Premium or Flux Ultimate. Even customers who are using the previous version (Konica Minolta JT Workflow) can look forward to two additional user seats.

The change makes AccurioPro Flux even more attractive for use within small teams. AccurioPro Flux can be used "out of the box" with a team size of up to three people, without having to invest in additional user licenses, in order to collaborate in processing print jobs or to assign them to individual print operators.

An upgrade from the basic version Flux Essential to the next higher product version Flux Premium is now also much more attractive, as there is no need to invest in additional user licenses for small teams.

How to benefit from the change

New customers will automatically benefit from the change, as the additional users are already activated for new registrations.

If you are already using Flux Premium or Flux Ultimate, it is necessary to update your registration. Please open the registration via Start | AccurioPro Flux | Registration and submit the registration form again.

If you have already purchased Flux Multi Seat licenses, they will remain unchanged. Your total number of user seats will increase by two.

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news-276 Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:30:00 +0200AccurioPro Label Impose: Version 1.2.2 releasedhttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/accuriopro-label-impose-version122-released/ This service release enhances the export function for print data in AccurioPro Label Impose. This service release enhances the export function for print data in AccurioPro Label Impose.

An update is availabe for AccurioPro Label Impose, our software solution for fast and efficient ganging of labels specifically designed for Konica Minolta's label printers.

New in version 1.2.2

Changed export function

When using the export function in previous versions of AccurioPro Label Impose, a whole row of artworks was exported, even when only a single artwork was selected. This behavior is very convenient when artworks are exported in order to produce a cutting tool, because in this case the whole row of artworks is needed.

But in other cases, when only one specific artwork instead of the whole row should be exported, this feature caused confusion.

We therefore changed the export behavior. Now only the selected artworks are exported. That means if one single artwork is selected, only the single artwork is exported. In order to export a whole row of artworks, the whole row needs to be selected during the export.

The export behavior now corresponds to the standard behavior which is also known from other applications.

Bug-fix: Configurable page margin

When exporting artwork(s), the user can enable or disable the option "Remove 1 mm (0.394 in) page space when exporting".

But this option was ignored when the user tried to export selected artworks instead of starting the export without having any artworks selected.

We fixed this bug. Now the artworks are exported with the chosen settings independent of whether artworks had been selected or not.

Updating your installation

The update is available at your local Konica Minolta partner or authorized dealer.

If you have a valid Software Maintenance Plan (SMP), the update to version 1.2.2 is free of charge.

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news-273 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:05:00 +0200How-tos for AccurioPro Flux: Learn more about color management and other topicshttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/how-tos-for-accuriopro-flux-learn-more-about-color-management-and-other-topics/ We published five new How-tos about how to use AccurioPro Flux to control the color management of your printers and how to quickly imposition urgent jobs without prior product configuration. We also introduce you to various methods for combining several print jobs into one order. We published five new How-tos about how to use AccurioPro Flux to control the color management of your printers and how to quickly imposition urgent jobs without prior product configuration. We also introduce you to various methods for combining several print jobs into one order.

How-tos are short instructions that help you set up your installation optimally. We show you how to use AccurioPro Flux most efficiently and how to further reduce manual work steps by learning some tips and tricks.

In the past we have already published How-tos that explain, for example, how to print borderless with bleedless originals, how to save time with the print settings for serial letters, how to use PDF page boxes in Flux or how to optimally edit scanned documents in the Flux Raster Editor.

→ Here you can find a list of all availalbe How-tos.

The new How-tos focus on the following topics:

Color management

Color mangement – The basics

In this How-to, we explain the basics of color management and what happens in the background. We give a brief overview about color spaces, color models and color conversion between color spaces. → Download

Creating a printer profile and assigning it to a paper in Flux Workstation

We show you a workflow in which you use Color Centro to create a printer profile for a paper type and assign it to the paper in the paper catalog in Flux Workstation in order to use it for this specific paper. → Download

Color management in Flux Workstation

In Flux Workstation you have full control over color management and can flexibly control the settings on all printers that work with Konica Minolta controllers from version IC-601 upwards. We show you where you can make settings and what priority they have. → Download

Impositioning

Fast impositioning without prior product configuration

Learn how to impose and print a job immediately without any prior product setup. This is especially useful for urgent print jobs. → Download

Managing print jobs

Combining print jobs

A customer provides various files and wants you to combine them into one document and print them. We show you different ways how to do this in AccurioPro Flux. → Download

Take a look at the How-tos to use AccurioPro Flux even more efficiently.

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news-270 Fri, 27 Jul 2018 11:05:00 +0200AccurioPro Label Impose: Version 1.2 releasedhttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/accuriopro-label-impose-version-12-released/ An update for AccurioPro Label Impose is available, which focuses on performance improvements when impositioning VDP documents (PDF/VT) with high page count. An update for AccurioPro Label Impose is available, which focuses on performance improvements when impositioning VDP documents (PDF/VT) with high page count.

An update is availabe for AccurioPro Label Impose, our software solution for fast and efficient ganging of labels specifically designed for Konica Minolta's label printers.

New in version 1.2

callas technology improves imposition performance

We have implemented pdfToolbox technology from callas software in AccurioPro Label Impose, which is used for impositioning the print files. callas software is a leading company for automatic PDF processing, whose technology is also used by other software companies such as Adobe. The new technology mainly improves performance when impositioning VDP files (PDF/VT) with high page counts.

Configurable page margin

Although the AccurioLabel 190 paper feed is roll-based, the output of the printed image is based on individual pages that are printed repeatedly. The machine inserts a page margin of 1 mm (0.0394 in) between the pages that we have automatically cropped from the layout in our software in order to maintain the original page height in the printout.

However, since new firmware versions for the label printer no longer add this page margin, automatic cropping of the layout is no longer required for these devices. The operator can now configure whether the margin is necessary or not.

Updating your installation

The update is available at your local Konica Minolta partner.

If you have a valid Software Maintenance Plan (SMP), the update to version 1.2 is free of charge.

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news-267 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:47:00 +0200AccurioPro Flux: Version 7.8.2 released (Service release)https://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/accuriopro-flux-version-782-released-service-release/ The service release adds support for additional controllers and new functions for the Flux Raster Editor option, which allows you to edit scanned documents and image files.

The service release adds support for additional controllers and new functions for the Flux Raster Editor option, which allows you to edit scanned documents and image files.

New in version 7.8.2

Controller support

  • Fiery controllers IC-313 V2.0 and IC-417 V2.0 for the AccurioPress/AccurioPrint C2070 series
  • Fiery controllers IC-313M V2.0 and IC-417M V2.0 for the AccurioPress C3080 series
  • Fiery controllers IC-313H V2.0 and IC-315H V2.0 for the AccurioPress C6100 series

Flux Raster Editor

Information about indexed colors

When you edit a document with an indexed color space in Flux Raster Editor, this information is displayed in order to avoid confusion that the document's color mode cannot be changed.

Visible crop box

The current crop box is displayed in the Flux Raster Editor. Now you can see at a glance whether all objects are still within the area that will be visible on the printout.

Shift objects by mm/in instead of pixel

Previously, the values for moving and scaling objects and for the positioning of guides were specified in pixels. Now the selected standard unit in Flux (e.g. millimeters) is used instead, so that you can better estimate the actual changes in the printout.

Move objects by a predefined value

We added the possibility to predefine a value by which an object is shifted when using arrow buttons or arrow keys. That means you can move objects in bigger or smaller shifts according to the current needs.

Updating your installation

The update is available at your local Konica Minolta partner.

If you have a valid Software Maintenance Plan (SMP), the update to version 7.8.2 is free of charge.

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news-264 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:35:00 +0200AccurioPro Flux: Version 7.8 releasedhttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/accuriopro-flux-version-78-released/ For the new version of AccurioPro Flux we have completely redesigned the job import and added new imposition schemes. PDF page boxes contained in print files can now be controlled directly in Flux and the job information can also be changed after submission. For the new version of AccurioPro Flux we have completely redesigned the job import and added new imposition schemes. PDF page boxes contained in print files can now be controlled directly in Flux and the job information can also be changed after submission.

Highlights

Newly designed job import

The highlight of the new version is the completely redesigned job import in the Flux Workstation.

We have split the import dialog into three steps, which you can individually hide as needed to shorten and speed up the import. At the end of the import process, you can switch to the order list as before, or you can immediately open the job in the editor to continue processing the job seamlessly.

In addition, we have added a Quick Import feature where you can define presets so that you do not have to fill in any job ticket during the import. This is a new and the fastest way to import files.

Flexible usage of PDF page boxes

In previous versions, PDF page boxes contained in print files (e.g. trim box, crop box, media box) have been detected and applied automatically. Now you can decide for each print product individually and flexibly per job which page box to use. This for example allows printing crop marks contained in a file if they are needed for further processing rather than automatically cropping the file to the trim box as it was done before.

Changing job information

It often happens that job information must be changed after the submission to the print room, either because the delivery date needs to be changed, account information must be added or an address is incomplete. The operator can now make these changes quickly and easily. In order to track all changes, they are documented in the order history. In addition, a modified version of the jobticket is created while the original jobticket is still available.

Overview of new functions

Here are the most important new features at a glance:

Job management     

  • Newly designed job import     
  • Job information can be changed by the operator after submission
  • In the order history more information than before are documented

Imposition & Make-ready     

  • The new imposition schemes Step & repeat II and Cross fold II have been added and existing schemes have been improved     
  • PDF page boxes (trim box, crop box, media box) can now be used flexibly

Flux Raster Editor     

  • A transparent color can be set for images
  • The editor can be managed with newly added keyboard shortcuts

Paper and color management     

  • Color profiles can be assigned to papers in the paper catalog
  • The tray information is displayed for papers available in the printer

Machine support     

  • The AccurioPress C3080 / C3070 series is now supported     
  • The AccurioPress 6136/6120 series is now supported     
  • Support for AccurioPrint C759     
  • Support for the Creo IC-314 controller for the AccurioPress C6100/C6085 series     
  • Support for the Fiery MIC-4150 controller for bizhub PRESS 1250/1052

Install update

The update is available at your local Konica Minolta partner. If you have a valid Software Maintenance Plan (SMP), the upgrade to version 7.8 is free of charge.

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news-261 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:45:00 +0200[Success Story] The Methodist Ladies' College prints efficiently with AccurioPro Fluxhttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/success-story-the-methodist-ladies-college-prints-efficiently-with-accuriopro-flux/ One of the leading independent Australian girls' schools has reorganized its in-house print shop and now uses AccurioPro Flux to transfer print jobs to the print room and for production. One of the leading independent Australian girls' schools has reorganized its in-house print shop and now uses AccurioPro Flux to transfer print jobs to the print room and for production.

Our colleagues from Konica Minolta Australia created an interesting case studie about the Methodist Ladies' College in Sydney which – among other changes – now uses AccurioPro Flux in their in-house print shop that now needs to be operated with less staffing while offering additional services: Online submission of print jobs and and real-time status tracking of all orders.

The college also decided to turn their print room into a managed print room, staffed full-time by a Konica Minolta employee.

Learn more about the challenges they faced, the provided solution and how the college now benefits:

→ Read the full case study

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news-258 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:10:00 +0100[Press release] New Flux Preflight Pro module for AccurioPro Flux integrates pdfToolbox technology from callas softwarehttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/press-release-new-flux-preflight-pro-module-for-accuriopro-flux-integrates-pdftoolbox-technology-from-callas-software/ Flux Preflight Pro is a new option for AccurioPro Flux which enables the use of callas pdfToolbox to automatically check and optimize files for printing without requiring any additional manual steps.

Flux Preflight Pro is a new option for AccurioPro Flux which enables the use of callas pdfToolbox to automatically check and optimize files for printing without requiring any additional manual steps.

Please read the full press release on our press page.

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news-255 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:20:00 +0100AccurioPro Label Impose: Version 1.0.6 releasedhttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/accuriopro-label-impose-version-106-released/ AccurioPro Label Impose is now available in version 1.0.6 and has received some new features with the latest updates. The innovations of the last versions are summarized for you in this article. AccurioPro Label Impose is now available in version 1.0.6 and has received some new features with the latest updates. The innovations of the last versions are summarized for you in this article.

AccurioPro Label Impose, a software solution for fast and efficient ganging of labels specifically designed for Konica Minolta's label printers, has been released in version 1.0.6.

We already introduced the basic functions. These include the automated imposition of labels with optimal material utilization as well as the recognition of information embedded in the print file, e.g. for the creation of the die cut tool or for further processing (varnishing etc.).

New features

In the meantime, additional features have been added with the latest updates:

Improvements in the import dialog

  • Unless changed by the operator, the file name of the first chosen artwork will be automatically used as the job name so that job information (e.g. order number) contained in the file name is not lost
  • The width of the last job is used as preset for the new job to make re-entry unnecessary
  • The banner mode of the machine is supported within the software, so that the maximum page height can be increased to 1195 mm (18.9 in) and thus even oversized labels can be printed

Improved usability

Artworks can now be moved directly from the artwork list to the main canvas via drag & drop.

Additional decimal places allow a more accurate positioning of the artworks.

New output options

The default setting for the print mode was changed to "Hold print job".

The print dialog now offers the following options:

  • Only artworks: Only the print layer will be printed
  • Artworks and additional die cutting lines for adjustment: Artworks and an additional die line area are printed
  • Selected layers: One or more layers can be selected for output

Device support

Konica Minolta's new label printer AccurioLabel 190 is supported.

Language support

The software is now also available in the following languages: Chinese (traditional, simplified), Japanese, Korean.

Software maintenance

A Software Maintenance Plan (SMP) can be purchased which allows to update the application to future versions. The first year is also included retroactively in the case of licenses already purchased.

Install the latest version

In order to receive the latest version, please get in contact with your local Konica Minolta partner.

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news-252 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:36:00 +0200AccurioPro Flux: Version 7.6 releasedhttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/accuriopro-flux-version-76-released-1/ A new option is available in this new version of AccurioPro Flux: Flux Preflight Pro. It makes preflighting and correcting incoming print data even easier. But there are also many new features in the make-ready part to discover. A new option is available in this new version of AccurioPro Flux: Flux Preflight Pro. It makes preflighting and correcting incoming print data even easier. But there are also many new features in the make-ready part to discover.

The newly released version 7.6 of AccurioPro Flux is as always packed with new features.

Flux Preflight Pro

In this version, we have put the emphasis on the topic of automatic data correction and now offer the new option Flux Preflight Pro, which can be purchased additionally.

This option integrates the preflight technology of the pdfToolbox from callas, a leading company for automatic PDF processing, completely and seamlessly into AccurioPro Flux. The preflight profiles of the pdfToolbox are thus available within Flux without the need for an additional software solution. Incoming print files can be automatically checked and corrected to avoid later printing problems.

Flexible editing of print jobs

Also, the more flexible editing of print jobs was a high priority. That's why we added direct access from the make-ready part to the configuration, so that changes can be saved and used for subsequent jobs.

Specifications for products in the webshop

Last but not least, the new version also offers new options for the configuration of products in the webshop. From now on, specifications can be stored both for the order quantity as well as for the number of pages of the uploaded documents. For example, minimum and / or maximum order quantities can be defined or it is possible to specify predefined quantities. The same is possible for the number of document pages.

The aim is to avoid unprofitable orders, to minimize production costs, and to take account of production limits with regard to the scope of the documents, e.g. a maximum number of pages for adhesive bound booklets.

Overview about new features

In the following, we have listed the new functions, arranged according to their availability in the three product variants of AccurioPro Flux.

AccurioPro Flux Essential | Flux Premium | Flux Ultimate

New supported devices

  • Support of AccurioPress C6100/C6085 with IC-604, IC-313H or IC-415H
  • Support of the Creo controller IC-314 for AccurioPrint/AccurioPress C2060/2070 series

Make ready

  • Product can be changed in the job editor
  • Save current job settings as new product in the job editor
  • Create new signatures on the fly in the job editor
  • Access the configuration from within the job editor

General

  • Customized print products for the US market
  • Additional preflight warning for secured PDF files
  • New warning for password-protected PDF files

AccurioPro Flux Premium | Flux Ultimate

  • New option: Flux Preflight Pro

AccurioPro Flux Ultimate

Product configuration

  • Limit number of document pages per product
  • Limit order quantity per product

Flux Multi Shop

  • Assign multiple user groups to one portal (= shop)
  • Assign one user group to multiple portals
  • Each shop can have its individual dashboard
  • Each shop can have individual pages for legal notes, privacy and terms & conditions

Install the update

The update is available at your local Konica Minolta partner. If you have a valid Software Maintenance Plan (SMP), the upgrade to version 7.6 is free of charge.

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news-249 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:22:00 +0200AccurioPro Compile released: Compile & print documentation easilyhttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/accuriopro-compile-released-compile-print-documentation-easily/ AccurioPro Compile makes the compilation and printing of extensive documentation a breeze. It is the successor of Printgroove JT Compile, which now comes with new branding.

AccurioPro Compile makes the compilation and printing of extensive documentation a breeze. It is the successor of Printgroove JT Compile, which now comes with new branding.

When is AccurioPro Compile the right solution?

AccurioPro Compile is the ideal solution when printing:

  • Documentation
  • Manuals
  • Training material
  • Annual reports
  • Sales reports

Use it to print large projects that you need to compile and structure from multiple documents.

Example: Manuals

Operating instructions are often made up of several documents in different languages, which are combined into a manual, with the individual sections separated by tab sheets or slip sheets. With AccurioPro Compile, you can set up such a print project with just a few clicks.

Since the application always retrieves the individual documents from their location at startup, you automatically print the latest document version, even if the documents have been edited in the meantime. This saves you a lot of manual exchange work. This is particularly suitable for print jobs that you print repeatedly.

New features

The new version of AccurioPro Compile has been thoroughly revised and modernized, especially with regard to user guidance and the underlying technology.

A selection of new features:

  • Preflight: Documents are checked automatically during import
  • Presets: Often used settings can be saved
  • Documents can be printed as brochures
  • The paper catalog of the printer can be retrieved
  • Better overview of the papers available in the trays of the device
  • Projects can be saved as PDF files
  • Improved previews

You will find more information about the features and a video, in which you can see the most important functions in action, on our dedicated product website.

Curious? Request a demo version!

You can test AccurioPro Compile for 30 days free of charge and without any obligation.

Visit our product site (where you will find a lot of further information) and complete the form.

Request demo version

An employee of Konica Minolta will then contact you and provide you with a demo version.

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news-246 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:32:28 +0200New in version 7.4: Repeat range programming fast & easily until the end of the documenthttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/new-in-version74-repeat-range-programming-fast-easily-until-the-end-of-the-document/ Edit print jobs with repeating page settings, e.g. mailings, faster and more easily with AccurioPro Flux by repeating the print settings of a page range with a few clicks until the end of the document.

Edit print jobs with repeating page settings, e.g. mailings, faster and more easily with AccurioPro Flux by repeating the print settings of a page range with a few clicks until the end of the document.

In AccurioPro Flux version 7.4, you can process jobs with repeating page settings, which are typical for mailings, much more efficiently and faster.

You now have the option to apply print settings for a page range (= one letter) to the rest of the document (= the remaining letters).

How does it work?

Imagine you have received a maling as a print order. The order covers 700 pages, but basically consists of 100 letters of 7 pages each. The 7 pages are composed as follows:

  • Cover letter: 2 pages, duplex, black and white, customer's stationery
  • Flyer: 4 pages, duplex, color, stapled, 90g Color Copy
  • Fax form: 1 page, one-sided, black and white, 80g standard paper
  • Slip sheet: 80g green paper

We insert the slip sheet to make it easier to separate the individual letters from each other during further processing.

Programming ranges

As a first step, define the settings for the first letter. For the first 7 pages, you set the paper on which the respective page should be printed, whether it is printed black-and-white or in color, whether one-sided or duplex, etc.

When you are finished, use the new function Repeat range programming. This ensures that the settings of the pages you have just programmed are repeated until the end of the document.

With one click, you have applied the settings for the remaining 99 letters. And you did this fast and comfortable and without the small errors, which are quickly creeping in the manual processing of such a tedious and lengthy task.

How to obtain the new feature

The feature is included by default in version 7.4 of each product version of AccurioPro Flux: Flux Essential, Flux Premium and Flux Ultimate.

The update is free of charge if you have a valid Software Maintenance Plan (SMP) for AccurioPro Flux.

It is available at your local Konica Minolta partner.

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news-243 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0200AccurioPro Flux: Version 7.4 releasedhttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/accuriopro-flux-version74-released/ Version 7.4 of our print workflow solution AccurioPro Flux has been released. Learn more about the integration of pdfToolbox technology by callas software and the new features included in this new version. Version 7.4 of our print workflow solution AccurioPro Flux has been released. Learn more about the integration of pdfToolbox technology by callas software and the new features included in this new version.

As announced earlier, we have focused on new features for the make-ready part and the web shop in version 7.4 of AccurioPro Flux.

In addition, we integrated pdfToolbox technology from callas software, a leading company for automatic PDF processing. Please also read the corresponding press release.

In the following, we have listed the new functions, arranged according to their availability in the three product variants of AccurioPro Flux.

New features

AccurioPro Flux Essential/Premium/Ultimate

Make-Ready

  • Copy & paste print settings
    Avoid the manual repetition of defining page settings (e.g. paper selection, finishing) by simply copying them and pasting them to other pages instead.
  • Recurring page selections
    You can now quickly and easily select pages or page ranges according to a specific pattern, e.g. every fifth page or two pages ever 10 pages. You can then edit them in one step, saving time and clicks.
  • Repeat range programming until the end of a document
    If you edit a document consisting of repeating sections (for example, a document from a VDP application that contains the same personalized content multiple times), then the print settings will also repeat at certain intervals. Here you can now define settings for a page range and then apply them to the rest of the document. The settings are repeated until the end of the document.
  • Convenient insertion of multiple pages at different positions in the document
    You want to insert multiple slip sheets, tab sheets, blank pages or pages from external documents at different positions in the document? No problem! Select the required positions and add several pages or sheets in one step.

Production

  • Product-specific production time
    For products where the standard delivery time is too short, because they require, for example, more elaborate finishing, you can define a production time that is automatically added to the delivery time.     
  • New supported devices: AccurioPress C2070 series

AccurioPro Flux Premium/Ultimate

  • Support for Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop (version 7.11)
    Our printer clients, the Flux Printer and the Flux Web Printer, can now be used again in a Citrix environment.

AccurioPro Flux Ultimate

New functions in the webshop

  • Pricing of large-format products
    If you offer large-format products in your web shop, you can now add pricing by defining a price per square meter. If your customer uploads the print file during ordering, a price is automatically calculated and displayed.
  • Personalized products with non-editable fields
    In the case of printing business cards within a corporation, it is often desired that the users are not allowed to change their position or job description, especially if the information for these fields is imported from an internal database. In this case, the corresponding fields can be set to "Read-only" and thus cannot be changed by the user.
  • New options for merging multiple files
    In previous versions, users could already upload multiple files to create one print job out of them. Now users can additionally change the order of the files after the upload and insert slip sheets or tab sheets between the individual files.
  • Hierarchical accounts
    If an account has to be specified when ordering in the web shop, the user has (the sometimes difficult) task to pick the right one, especially in companies with many accounts. Here, the way of presentation can significantly simplify the choice of the right account. For this reason, accounts can now be displayed hierarchically.
  • Create multiple print jobs with the same product in one step
    You can upload multiple print files at the same time, select a product and create multiple print jobs in one step.

Install the update

The update is available at your local Konica Minolta partner.

If you have a valid Software Maintenance Plan (SMP), the upgrade to version 7.4 is free of charge.

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news-240 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:30:00 +0200[Press release] AccurioPro Flux now includes pdfToolbox technologyhttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/press-release-accuriopro-flux-now-includes-pdftoolbox-technology/ From version 7.4, AccurioPro Flux uses pdfToolbox technology from callas software, a leading company for automatic PDF processing, for generating previews and converting PostScript files to and from PDF.

From version 7.4, AccurioPro Flux uses pdfToolbox technology from callas software, a leading company for automatic PDF processing, for generating previews and converting PostScript files to and from PDF.

Please read the full press release on our press page.

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news-237 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:29:20 +0100AccurioPro Flux: Version 7.4 to be released in Aprilhttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/accuriopro-flux-version74-to-be-released-in-april/ In April, the latest version of our AccurioPro Flux print workflow solution will be released with new make-ready features and new functions in the web shop. In April, the latest version of our AccurioPro Flux print workflow solution will be released with new make-ready features and new functions in the web shop.

In version 7.4, we put our emphasis on the development of new features for the make-ready part and the web shop. You can look forward to many big and small innovations, which will help you to further increase the productivity of your print shop.

Innovations in the make-ready part

When preparing print files for printing, time is an increasingly important factor. In most printing companies, we see the trend of increasing numbers of print jobs while at the same time smaller print runs are ordered. As a result, the print volume does not change, or only slightly, but more jobs than before have to be prepared for printing.

The speed in the preparation of the print data is therefore crucial. With the use of AccurioPro Flux, a large number of the necessary steps can already be automated, for example the imposition or media programming. However, it is sometimes necessary to make manual adjustments. In these cases it is important that print operators get the job done with as few clicks as possible.

For fast and comfortable print preparation with just a few clicks, we have developed the following new features:

  • Copy & paste print settings
    Avoid the manual repetition of defining page settings (e.g. paper selection, finishing) by simply copying them and pasting them to other pages instead.
  • Recurring page selections
    You can now quickly and easily select pages or page ranges according to a specific pattern, e.g. every fifth page or two pages ever 10 pages. You can then edit them in one step, saving time and clicks.
  • Repeat range programming until the end of a document
    If you edit a document consisting of repeating sections (for example, a document from a VDP application that contains the same personalized content multiple times), then the print settings will also repeat at certain intervals. Here you can now define settings for a page range and then apply them to the rest of the document. The settings are repeated until the end of the document.
  • Convenient insertion of multiple pages at different positions in the document
    You want to insert multiple slip sheets, tab sheets, blank pages or pages from external documents at different positions in the document? No problem! Select the required positions and add several pages or sheets in one step.

New features in the web shop

There are also some new features in the web shop, the web-to-print part of AccurioPro Flux:

  • Pricing of large-format products
    If you offer large-format products in your web shop, you can now add pricing by defining a price per square meter. If your customer uploads the print file during ordering, a price is automatically calculated and displayed.
  • Personalized products with non-editable fields
    In the case of printing business cards within a corporation, it is often desired that the users are not allowed to change their position or job description, especially if the information for these fields is imported from an internal database. In this case, the corresponding fields can be set to "Read-only" and thus cannot be changed by the user.
  • New options for merging multiple files
    In previous versions, users could already upload multiple files to create one print job out of them. Now users can additionally change the order of the files after the upload and insert slip sheets or tab sheets between the individual files.
  • Hierarchical accounts  
    If an account has to be specified when ordering in the web shop, the user has (the sometimes difficult) task to pick the right one, especially in companies with many accounts. Here, the way of presentation can significantly simplify the choice of the right account. For this reason, accounts can now be displayed hierarchically.

Version 7.4 of AccurioPro Flux will be released in April 2017. We will of course inform you on the blog as soon as we publish the new version.

Stay tuned!

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news-233 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:59:00 +0100AccurioPro Label Impose: Easy-to-use software tool for label printinghttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/accuriopro-label-impose-easy-to-use-software-tool-for-label-printing/ AccurioPro Label Impose has been shown for the first time and with great success at the drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf. Meanwhile, the software has been officially released and has been available for a few months now at Konica Minolta. It is high time for having a closer look at the software tool.

AccurioPro Label Impose has been shown for the first time and with great success at the drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf. Meanwhile, the software has been officially released and has been available for a few months now at Konica Minolta. It is high time for having a closer look at the software tool.

AccurioPro Label Impose is a tool for the fast and efficient imposition of labels. It has been specially developed for the new label printer from Konica Minolta: bizhub PRESS C71cf.

The challenge: Preparing labels for print

When it comes to label printing, the prepress process mainly involves the following requirements:

  • Efficient impositioning
  • Producing a cutting tool
  • Reducing time for preparation
  • Avoiding expensive software

AccurioPro Label Impose focuses exactly on these requirements:

  • Automatic impositioning
  • Optimizing of media usage
  • Create data for label printing and data for producing the cutting tool in one step
  • Saving time
  • Simple and intuitive user interface
  • Affordable price

Features

  • Automatic and manual arrangement of artwork
  • Single or multiple artworks on one sheet
  • Arrangement of artworks: Rotation of artworks, Adding margins, Alignment, Adding of eyemarks for offline finishing
  • Detection of embedded die cut lines & finishing information (e.g varnish)
  • Layers can be exported as PDF for offline finishing (e.g. export of die lines as template for producing the cutting die)
  • VDP support (PDF/PDF-VT)
  • Language support: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

If you would like to know more about each of the functions, you can watch the following video, in which all functions are demonstrated in detail (length: 8 min):

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news-230 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:35:00 +0100AccurioPro Flux: Version 7.2 includes two new options and the Flux Panelhttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/accuriopro-flux-version-72-includes-two-new-options-and-the-flux-panel/ Version 7.2 comes with two new options: The Flux XML Connector and the Flux CCS Connector both integrate new solutions into our workflow. In addition, the new Flux Panel allows to release print jobs directly at the panel of the printing device.

Version 7.2 comes with two new options: The Flux XML Connector and the Flux CCS Connector both integrate new solutions into our workflow. In addition, the new Flux Panel allows to release print jobs directly at the panel of the printing device.

New options

Flux XML Connector (option for Flux Premium/Ultimate)

The Flux XML Connector allows the connection of external software solutions to AccurioPro Flux, e.g. external web-to-print solutions.

Flux CCS Connector (option for Flux Premium/Ultimate)

The Flux CCS Connector connects AccurioPro Flux to the AccurioPro ColorCare Server (CCS) to take advantage of CCS's extensive color management capabilities to calibrate the machines and optimize print data.

New features

AccurioPro Flux Essential/Premium/Ultimate

Offline finisher support: Add register marks and finisher barcodes to a signature. They are printed on the sheet and can be used to address offline finishers.

Custom sheet labels: The sheet labels, which were predefined in previous versions, can now be edited and positioned as needed.

More flexible cut and registration marks: Adjust the positioning of both cut and registration marks. For cut marks you can additionally choose a type and define the size of the marks.

AccurioPro Flux Premium/Ultimate

Flux Panel: Flux Panel allows accessing AccurioPro Flux directly from the panel of the printing device. At the panel, print jobs can be checked, edited, printed or forwarded to another machine.

Customizable Flux Server dashboard: Dashboard elements at the Flux Server can be easily moved and reordered via drag & drop or switched off completely.

Custom job and user lists: Columns of the job list and the user list at the Flux Server can be moved easily via drag & drop.

Auto print: It can be defined on the UI if the job ticket should be printed automatically before or after the print job.

Reports: Test prints can be included into the report data.

Custom address fields: Three additional address fields can be named individually.

General

New supported devices: KONICA MINOLTA bizhub 958/367 series

Install the update

The update is available at your local Konica Minolta partner.

If you have a valid Software Maintenance Plan (SMP), the upgrade to version 7.2 is free of charge.

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news-227 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:40:00 +0200Konica Minolta JT Suite becomes AccurioPro Flux | Version 7.0 releasedhttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/konica-minolta-jt-suite-becomes-accuriopro-flux-version70-released/ Version 7 of our printmanagement solution comes with a completely new name: AccurioPro Flux. There are also changes to the product structure and many new features that will simplify the printing process.

Version 7 of our printmanagement solution comes with a completely new name: AccurioPro Flux. There are also changes to the product structure and many new features that will simplify the printing process.

New product name: AccurioPro Flux

We had already announced it and presented it at drupa: Konica Minolta JT Suite becomes AccurioPro Flux.

The new brand AccurioPro bundles all digital workflow solutions from Konica Minolta. The name Accurio reflects the ultra-modern and high-precision (= accurate) technology of Konica Minolta, while Pro stands for professional use – et voilà: AccurioPro.

Flux stands for the automated workflow, the fluid productive work, and now replaces our previous name "JT Suite".

Adjustments in the product structure

In addition to the name, we have also revised the product structure and bundled the former modules into different products:

The following products are available:

  • AccurioPro Flux Essential
    (former JT Basic)
    Functionality: Prepress & Output
    Components: Flux Workstation
  • AccurioPro Flux Premium
    (former JT Basic & JT Workflow)
    Functionality: Prepress & Output + Automation & Collaboration
    Components: Flux Workstation + Flux Server
  • AccurioPro Flux Ultimate
    (former JT Basic & JT Workflow & JT Web)
    Functionality: Prepress & Output + Automation & Collaboration + Web-to-print
    Components: Flux Workstation + Flux Server + Flux Web

New features

Support of 3rd party devices

Our software solution is optimized for output on production machines from Konica Minolta. In addition, you can also connect printing devices from other manufacturers.

You can add original Postscript Printer Description (PPD) files of 3rd party manufacturers. All features and options included in the PPD file are supported.

This allows you to centrally control all machines in your print room.

Cluster printing

Optimize the utilization of your production machines by organizing them in printer clusters. Print jobs are distributed evenly across all machines in one cluster, even taking the device's individual printing speed into account.

  • Copy split: Splits copies of a job evenly between different printers
  • Page split: Splits pages of one print job evenly between different printers
  • Color split (as in former versions): Splits pages of one job between b/w printer and color printer according to the color status of each page

Use hot folders as virtual printers

Create ticketless virtual printers to convert and impose native print files in one step. These virtual printers are based on hot folders and can be published as windows printers.

Use hot folders for native data spooling

Import native data streams directly in our application by using a hot folder. The data streams are stored permanently and can also be printed several times if necessary.

  • Supported formats: PCL, PS, PDF 
  • Imported files will not be converted and cannot be modified

Install upgrade

The upgrade is available at your local Konica Minolta partner.

If you have a valid Software Maintenance Plan (SMP), the upgrade to version 7 is free of charge.

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news-215 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:40:00 +0100New in version 6.2: Single sign-on (SSO) for the web-to-print modulehttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/new-in-version62-single-sign-on-sso-for-the-web-to-print-module/ The new single sign-on function simplifies the authentication in the web-to-print online shop within a closed network, because the user logs on the network and gains access to the web shop without further authentication.

The new single sign-on function simplifies the authentication in the web-to-print online shop within a closed network, because the user logs on the network and gains access to the web shop without further authentication.

What is single sign-on?

Single sign-on is an authentication process in which a user logs on a network once and thus gains access to various applications without having to sign in these applications again.

Single sign-on has many advantages:

  • SSO saves your users' time because they can use multiple services after one single log on
  • SSO increases safety, since only one password must be transmitted
  • SSO increases the ease of use, because your users do not have to remember different usernames and passwords
  • SSO reduces the administrative burden, since only one user database needs to be maintained

SSO in the web-to-print shop

As our web-to-print online shop is optimized for the B2B sector, it is often used by in-house print shops in corporations, administrations and universities, offering their users convenient ordering for printed products.

In this environment, the users are mostly registered in a closed network, for example a corporate network or the network of an university or administration, where they log on with a username and password. The log-on to the network is often linked with the Windows log-on.

Thanks to the new SSO feature, the authentication for the web-to-print shop is linked with the registration at the network. An additional log-on with different credentials is not required.

This also has the advantage, that when adding or removing users from the corporate network, these changes will also take effect in the web-to-print shop. The maintenance of an additional user database is no longer necessary.

Supported types of SSO

We support SSO via SAML 2.0 and Windows Integrated Authentication (IWA).

How to obtain the new feature

Single sign-on is included by default in version 6.2 of Konica Minolta JT Suite.

The update to version 6.2 is free of charge if you have a valid Software Maintenance Plan (SMP) for Konica Minolta JT Suite.

It is available at your local Konica Minolta partner.

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news-212 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:01:00 +0100New in version 6.2: Filter the job list for an efficient processing of print jobshttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/new-in-version62-filter-the-job-list-for-an-efficient-processing-of-print-jobs/ In version 6.2 of Konica Minolta JT Suite, it is now possible to filter the job list by various criteria. The filters help the print operator to keep track and to process print jobs quickly and efficiently. In version 6.2 of Konica Minolta JT Suite, it is now possible to filter the job list by various criteria. The filters help the print operator to keep track and to process print jobs quickly and efficiently.

The job list

In the job list of JT Workstation, the part of the Konica Minolta JT Suite that is used by the print operator for processing print jobs, all incoming jobs are listed in detail. Not only the sender, the name of the print file and the selected product is visible (e.g. A4 brochure), but also the delivery date, the automatically assigned printer and further various information that can be flexibly displayed as columns.

Filtering by various criteria

You (in the role of an operator) can now individually filter all columns in the job list. For example, you can select the column "Products" and choose only those which you want to process. As a result, only those jobs are displayed in the order list which contain the chosen product.

You can set the filter individually for each column and thus combine several criteria together.

Example: Create a filter for A4 brochures with the delivery date in the next week.

Saving filters

The created filters can also be saved to gain a quick access to frequently used views on the job list.

Example: It may be helpful to create a filter for each of your production machines, so you can see the pending jobs per device with one click.

Sharing filters

If you are using our module JT Workflow, which means you are working with a central server, you can share the saved filters with your colleagues. Thereby, the filters are displayed in the JT Workstation of your fellow printing operators and can be used there as well.

How to obtain the new features

The filter function is included by default in the new version 6.2 of Konica Minolta JT Suite.

The update to version 6.2 is free of charge if you have a valid Software Maintenance Plan (SMP) for Konica Minolta JT Suite.

It is available at your local Konica Minolta partner.

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news-203 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:38:00 +0100Konica Minolta JT Suite 6: Service release with new features availablehttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/konica-minolta-jt-suite-6-service-release-with-new-features-available/ We just published a Service release for Konica Minolta JT Suite 6. It includes several bug-fixes and some new features. We just published a Service release for Konica Minolta JT Suite 6. It includes several bug-fixes and some new features.

What is new?

The Service release updates all modules of Konica Minolta JT Suite 6 in all current versions (6.0 to 6.2).

It removes more than 30 bugs and provides some new features, including:

  • Additional resolutions for JT Raster Editor: 200 dpi and 400 dpi
  • Support for version 2.1 of the Fiery Controllers IC-308, IC-308H and IC-310H

Particularly interesting are the new resolutions for processing PDF documents in JT Raster Editor. It gives the user a high degree of control over the image quality and processing speed.

We now offer the following resolutions for JT Raster Editor:

  • 72 dpi
  • 150 dpi
  • 200 dpi
  • 300 dpi
  • 400 dpi
  • 600 dpi

What do I need to consider?

The Service release is only valid for all modules of Konica Minolta JT Suite 6.

You cannot update previous versions (e.g. Printgroove JT Web 5, Printgroove JT Man 5, Printgroove JT Suite 5).

Once installed the Service release cannot be uninstalled.

Where do I get it?

All customers with a valid software maintenace plan are eligible for an update free of charge. Just contact your local Konica Minolta dealer.

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news-200 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 11:16:00 +0100New in version 6.2: Direct import and comfortable editing of scanned documentshttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/new-in-version-62-direct-import-and-comfortable-editing-of-scanned-documents/ Now you can not only import documents directly into our application by using the scan function of your printing system, but you can also rectify flaws in the document resulting from scanning by using our powerful editor.

Now you can not only import documents directly into our application by using the scan function of your printing system, but you can also rectify flaws in the document resulting from scanning by using our powerful editor.

Direct import of scanned documents

The new version 6.2 of the Konica Minolta JT Suite, our software solution for production printing, now includes a TWAIN interface.

This means you can scan documents by using all printing devices supported by the Konica Minolta TWAIN driver. These scanned documents are then imported directly into our application. You save yourself time-consuming detours and intermediate steps.

Editing of scanned documents

It's in the nature of things that scanned documents don't have the same quality as digital documents. Crinkles, punch holes or dirt can lead to reduced quality. It becomes necessary to edit the documents – not only in order to improve them for purely aesthetic reasons, but also to increase the readability and to prepare them for printing.

For these cases, we have developed a powerful editor which you can purchase as an additional option. The JT Raster Editor is ideally suited to the editing of scanned documents:

  • Despeckle to remove stains
  • Deskew pages that were scanned at an angle
  • Emphasize elements to improve readability
  • Rotate, move, align and scale scanned pages     
  • Add text, e.g. in order to renumber pages   
  • And much more ...

How to obtain the new features

The TWAIN support, which allows the direct import of scanned documents, is included by default in the new version 6.2 of Konica Minolta JT Suite.

You can purchase the JT Raster Editor as additional option.

Both the update to version 6.2 and the new option are available at your local Konica Minolta partner.

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news-197 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:12:00 +0100New in version 6.2: Integrate external preflight applications to check and repair print fileshttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/new-in-version-62-integrate-external-preflight-applications-to-check-and-repair-print-files/ The latest version 6.2 of our software solution comes with a new option that allows the easy integration of external preflight applications. It provides complete new ways of not only checking print files but also of repairing them.

The latest version 6.2 of our software solution comes with a new option that allows the easy integration of external preflight applications. It provides complete new ways of not only checking print files but also of repairing them.

What is this new option about?

The new option JT Preflight Connector connects external preflight applications, so that you can make use of their functionality within our software solution Konica Minolta JT Suite 6.

The advantage is that the checking and repairing of print files is seamlessly integrated into the workflow. It is performed automatically during the upload or submission of the print data. It saves time and avoids errors when printing.

Which external preflight applications are supported?

The JT Preflight Connector supports the following external preflight applications:

How does it work in detail?

Both preflight applications come with a variety of predefined preflight profiles which define the quality rules that are applied on incoming print files. Of course it is also possible to create your own profiles. By the help of the JT Preflight Connector these profiles are made available within our software solution.

In the configuration area of our software, you specify which preflight profile you want to use for checking a particular product. You can therefore use for brochures another profile than for business cards or for color prints a different profile than for black and white prints.

When print files are uploaded or submitted, the data is checked automatically. In the job list, you'll see a note if errors were detected or repaired. Additionally you can open a detailed report.

Where can I get this new option?

You can purchase the option at your local Konica Minolta dealer.

The JT Preflight Connector is a chargeable option for Konica Minolta JT Workflow 6, which means you need Konica Minolta JT Workflow 6 as prerequisite in order to use the option.

Please note that the JT Preflight Connector only enables the connection to external preflight applications. The applications itself are not part of the option.

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news-194 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:22:00 +0100Now available: Version 6.2 of Konica Minolta JT Suite comes with two new optionshttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/now-available-version-62-of-konica-minolta-jtsuite-comes-with-two-new-options/ JT Raster Editor and JT Preflight Connector are two new options that simplify and automate your daily tasks in the print room. More new features such as color management, custom filters for the job list as well as an integrated scan workflow will also help you to optimize your print workflow. JT Raster Editor and JT Preflight Connector are two new options that simplify and automate your daily tasks in the print room. More new features such as color management, custom filters for the job list as well as an integrated scan workflow will also help you to optimize your print workflow.

What's new?

The new version contains multiple new functions. Here we are just presenting the highlights of each module.

Konica Minolta JT Basic

  • JT Raster Editor (new option): Edit documents with a powerful raster graphics editor.
  • Color management: Save time by adjusting all color management settings within the application without the need to switch to the controller.
  • Custom filters for the job list: Create custom filters for special tasks, which show only the required parts of the job list.
  • Scan workflow: Scan documents and import them directly into the application.

Konica Minolta JT Workflow

  • JT Preflight Connector (new option): Integrate the preflight engines of pdfToolbox or PitStop.
  • New advanced features for the creation of reports

Konica Minolta JT Web

  • Single sign-on: Use the single sign-on feature to offer comfortable authentication to your users.

What do I need to consider?

The Service release is only valid for all modules of Konica Minolta JT Suite 6. You cannot update previous versions (e.g. Printgroove JT Web 5, Printgroove JT Man 5, Printgroove JT Suite 5).

Where do I get the update?

Please contact your local Konica Minolta dealer.

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news-191 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:27:00 +0100Learn more about Konica Minolta JT Suite 6 on our dedicated product websitehttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/learn-more-about-konica-minolta-jtsuite6-on-our-dedicated-product-website/ Gain an overview of the new modular structure, learn more about the benefits of the individual modules and request a demo version.

Gain an overview of the new modular structure, learn more about the benefits of the individual modules and request a demo version.

On our product website you will find ...

  • an overview of the modular structure of our software suite
  • the features of each module and how they can help you to optimize your processes
  • screenshots, so you can get the first impression of the user interface
  • success stories of customers using our software solutions successfully

Let's have a look!

Request a demo version

Are you interested in testing the software solution? On our product website we offer the possibility to request a demo version.

Submit your data and a local partner of Konica Minolta will get in touch with you to provide the demo version.

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news-188 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 15:34:00 +0200Integrate third party devices into Konica Minolta JT Suite 6https://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/integrate-third-party-devices-into-konica-minolta-jt-suite-6/ Do you utilize printing devices from different manufacturers and are you interested in a software solution for your entire print workflow? Then continue reading about our solution. Do you utilize printing devices from different manufacturers and are you interested in a software solution for your entire print workflow? Then continue reading about our solution.

Initially we designed and programmed our software solutions to be compatible with all PostScript-capable output devices. This was achieved with a special file format (DPML - dots print meta language). We kissed this concept goodbye a while ago in favor of a PDF workflow and its many advantages.

Our current products communicate with Konica Minolta production machines in an excellent manner: The software knows when a door is left open, toner runs low or whether an order send to the printer is actually printed - or not.

We can achieve this because we directly access those devices and their controllers.

But what about the integration of printing devices from other manufacturers?

We know from our support team, customer visits and market surveys that a homogenous set of devices is rather the exception than the rule. Most operators command a rather colorful set of devices from different manufactures and generations and very different finishing options. Using a software only capable to address devices from a single manufacturer in such a environment tends to be very frustrating. If the supported machine breaks, the whole workflow comes to a grinding halt. Other example: This machine becomes the eye of the needle if there is a sudden influx of many but low volume orders. Such conditions do not allow an unifies workflow but demand permanent manual intervention.

For these reasons we offer a special option for our Konica Minolta JT Suite 6 software: Integration of third party devices. This integration cannot be as deep as with Konica Minolta devices but should allow for a unified workflow across all devices. This option is not an off the shelf product. All manufacturers use their own formats, protocols, controllers and procedures. Therefore our customization department needs to check every single case and decide which level of effort is necessary to achieve the possible support of our software.

This option is already available from the Basic module and it will not break when you advance to the other modules. Functionality will also remain intact if and when you update or upgrade our products.

If you are interested in such a integration ask your local Konica Minolta contact person for details. We can then write your individual offer containing information about which devices or functions can be supported. 

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news-180 Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:39:00 +0200Service release for version 6.0 availablehttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/service-release-for-version-60-available/ This Service release integrates selected color management settings, adds support for new controller versions and provides major bug fixes. This Service release integrates selected color management settings, adds support for new controller versions and provides major bug fixes.

What's new?

  • Selected color management settings from Konica Minolta's controller IC-602 can now be managed directly in JT Workstation. You don't need to switch the application to adjust the color settings.
  • We added support for version 2.0 of the Fiery controllers IC-308H, IC-308, IC-310H and IC-415.
  • You can now use the demo license to test the multi seat feature with three operators. Before, only two operators could work at the same time.
  • Major bug fixes

What should I consider?

The Service release is only valid for all modules of Konica Minolta JT Suite 6. You cannot update previous versions (e.g. Printgroove JT Web 5, Printgroove JT Man 5, Printgroove JT Suite 5).

Once installed the Service release cannot be uninstalled.

Where do I get the Service release?

Please contact your local Konica Minolta dealer.

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news-183 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:23:00 +0200Success Story: How the GDV optimized its print workflow with the help of our software solutionshttps://www.dots.de/en/print-blog/success-story-how-the-gdv-optimized-its-print-workflow-with-the-help-of-our-software-solutions/ The GDV, the federation of private insurers in Germany with about 460 members, was looking for a print management solution fulfilling special requirements regarding tab labeling. Our customized combination of Printgroove JT Compile and Printgroove JT Man won the deal. The GDV, the federation of private insurers in Germany with about 460 members, was looking for a print management solution fulfilling special requirements regarding tab labeling. Our customized combination of Printgroove JT Compile and Printgroove JT Man won the deal.

The challenge

In its central print shop (CRD) the GDV mainly produces typical conference folders, meeting and training material. Especially the thematically arranged conference folders with their content separated by tab sheets are in high demand by members of the GDV.

Two components in the printing of around 3.4 million pages a year are crucial:

  • Quality: Exact color reproduction of the federation's CI is essential.
  • Speed: Between the order of documents and the desired delivery times only a few days are left for production and delivery.

Furthermore the GDV had a special requirement regarding tab labeling: The tab sheets should be labeled individually as needed, so that the unused sheets of a regular set of tab sheets would not have to be sorted out like it was done in the past. Flexibility regarding tab labeling was required as a must-have for a future print management solution.

The solution

Regarding hardware the GDV has already successfully cooperated with Konica Minolta in the past. After an intensive market research, the federation has decided to continue the partnership. The use of the new digital color printing system bizhub PRESS C7000 allows to print color pages in high quality. As a result fewer orders have to be passed to external service providers. In addition two new monochrome printing systems of the type bizhub PRESS 1052 were set up.

As a print management solution, the GDV opted for a customized solution that combines the two applications Printgroove JT Compile and Printgroove JT Man and allows flexible labeling of tab sheets as special feature.

The individual components of the conference folders (e.g. individual PDF documents, tab sheets) are created in Printgroove JT Compile as a print project. Thanks to the adjustment made, the tab sheets do not have to be printed in the regular order, but can be addressed individually. For the management and production of print jobs the ferderation uses Printgroove JT Man.

The result

The combination of the new monochrome printing systems with the new color printing system allows the GDV, to produce print jobs fast and in perfect quality. The printing of color pages can now be handled internally, which saves costs, but also the time for the quality control afterwards.

Due to the individually labeling of tab sheets, costs were reduced by half, sustainability was strengthend and the usability was increased.

Read the whole Success Story at the Konica Minolta website!

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